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Shadrach (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  23 September 1998 (USA)
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In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and ... See full summary »

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John Franklin Sawyer ...
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Paul
Ginnie Randall ...
Virginia
Darrell Larson ...
Father
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Middle Mole
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Lucinda
Alice Rogers ...
Cloris
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Edmonia (as Monica Bugajski)
Daniel Treat ...
Little Mole
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Trixie
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Smut
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Captain
Doug Chancey ...
Dock Worker
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In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is a violation of strict Virginia law. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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23 September 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il Profumo di un Giorno d'estate  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$16,669 (USA) (25 September 1998)

Gross:

$20,167 (USA) (25 September 1998)
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The name Shadrach is Biblical, and comes from the Book of Daniel. Shadrach, along with Meshach and Abednego was one of the three men of God who were put into a fiery furnace, but who came out unscathed, because the Lord had protected them. They had been put in there by Nebuchadnezzer, the King of Babylon, when they refused to bow to an idol. (Daniel 3:1-29) See more »

Goofs

The pickup truck on the ferry with them was newer than 1936. See more »

Quotes

[Paul has learned curse words from the Dabneys and is yelling them into the closet.]
Paul: Son of a bitch, whorehouse, Jesus Christ, pisspot, asshole!
Mrs. Whitehurst: Come on, Paul, it's time to go to church!
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Farther Along
Written by J.R. Baxter (uncredited) and John Starling (uncredited)
Performed by Preston Fulp
Traditional
Courtesy of Music Maker Recordings
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Good ... but far from great
28 September 1999 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

The acting in this film is first rate. Keitel and McDowell are both superb, as are most of the supporting performers. Unfortunately, the rest of the film doesn't quite live up to their talent. The plot is too small, too contrived, and the actions by Keitel are in contradiction to his characterization. Although it has its moments and is a gentle little film that can help you pass a couple of hours, it won't stick with you and it's not nearly as heart-warming or touching as the blurb on the box would lead you to believe! More likely, as it ends you'll shrug and say, "Oh well, that was okay."

Of course, I kept thinking about how typically American the film was. Only in this country would a coarse, poverty stricken, beer-guzzlin' mountain woman be played by the gorgeous Andie McDowell!


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